New Tobacco Point of Sale Preemption Playbook

How state preemption affects local tobacco prevention efforts

What strategies can communities use to advance commercial tobacco prevention efforts despite state preemption of local point-of-sale policies?

We partnered with Counter Tools to bring you the Tobacco Point of Sale Preemption Playbook, which equips tobacco prevention staff and their partners with the knowledge, context, and resources needed to understand how preemption affects their work.

Read our playbook to learn about the different forms that preemption can take and to understand key steps for determining local authority. You’ll also find strategies that communities are using to make progress despite preemption of local point-of sale tobacco policies that promote health and equity.

Counter Tools also produced a Counter Tobacco Podcast episode on the basics of what preemption means, the different forms it can take, how to determine what your community’s local authority to pass policy actually is, and ways that communities across the country are making progress despite being preempted. Listen to the podcast or see the transcript.